Thanks for hopping on over to visit my blog! I am excited to be a part of the Hoppy Easter Blog Hop sponsored by Upper Grade Memoirs, and I hope you all have a very “Hoppy Easter!”
Let’s talk about Box Tops for Education for a bit. I LOVE Box Tops for Education! Why? As the coordinator of this program at our school, I love the ease of collecting, packaging, and shipping those little 10 cent rectangles! Years ago, I coordinated another popular label-collecting program, and it was a nightmare. The rules for submission were crazy and then we only earned 1 penny for each label. So glad our PTO switched over to Box Tops!
As the coordinator, I like to try different types of collection drives throughout the year. We have a pretty small school, so it’s important that these drives motivate all of our students to participate. Our most recent collection effort ran for 3 weeks and was a great success. Here are some highlights of how our Easter Collection Contest worked:
First, I created a fun Easter-themed Box Top Collection Sheet. The graphics are by The Enlightened Elephant. You can find her oh-so-cute store HERE. Each sheet had spaces for students to glue or tape 20 Box Tops onto it. One sheet was sent home with each elementary student. That’s approximately 175 sheets (I wasn’t lying….it is a small school!)
I bought some flower seed packets and some fun Easter items from the local dollar store, filled a basket, printed out some signs, and decorated a display case to attract the students’ attention.
There were 2 prizes offered: The student bringing in the most completed collection sheets would win the basket, and the class that collected the most sheets would win packets of flower seeds for each student in that class.
The prize preview worked! The students were in love with that Easter basket and every student wanted to win it. The collection sheets quickly began rolling in.
At the end of the contest, our wonderful Science teacher, who is also my very wonderful friend, helped me sort, organize, and count the sheets.
The winners were announced and the prizes handed out. The girl who won the basket was incredibly excited. She was jumping all over the place and clapping….she was seriously beside herself! 😀
In total, this Box Tops collection contest was a huge success. We collected 330 completed sheets! That is pretty amazing! You can find this collection sheet for FREE download HERE, just in case you want to try this Box Tops contest in your school.
WAIT! We’re not finished. 😀 How would you like to win this beautiful spring wreath?
You can enter to win this beautiful spring wreath (sponsored by none other than Upper Grade Memoirs) by going to our Hoppy Easter Post at UGM Blog! The contest ends at 11:00 PM on Monday, April 6th, so be sure to enter before then!
Now, hop on over to the next Spring-themed blog post in our UGM Blog Hop!